Super Hang-On Rev 1
Super Hang-On (スーパーハングオン?) is a 1987 motorcycle racing arcade game by Sega, and the sequel to the acclaimed Hang-On. A version of this game, in the full simulated-motorcycle cabinet used by the original Hang-On, was released in 1991 as Limited Edition Hang-On.
Identifier sg_Super_Hang-On_Rev_1_1989_SegaMediatype softwareScanner Internet Archive Python library 0.5.2Publicdate 2014-05-06 04:16:17Addeddate 2014-05-06 04:16:17Emulator_ext binEmulator genesisCreator SegaDate 1989Year 1989Backup_location ia905807_15Language English
It was released for the Sega Mega Drive, Commodore Amiga, Atari ST, Macintosh, ZX Spectrum, Amstrad CPC and Commodore 64 in 1989. Super Hang-On was also released for the Sharp X68000 computer in Japan. The game also appeared on several Mega Drive compilations, namely Mega Games I (bundled with the console as Mega Drive Magnum Set), and Sega Genesis Six Pack. The arcade version was released on the Wii Virtual Console in Japan on September 14, 2010 and later for the other regions on May 3, 2012. A stereoscopic 3D version was released for the Nintendo 3DS eShop in Japan on March 27, 2013 and in North America and Europe on November 28, 2013.
The arcade mode in Super Hang-On is similar to the original Hang-On. However, there is a choice of four tracks to race on which are based on continents, each containing a different amount of stages. Also, should the player reach the normal maximum speed of 280 km/h, a turbo button is enabled. Using this button allows the player to reach an even higher top speed of 324 km/h. Each stage is roughly half the length of a stage in the original Hang-On. Africa is the easiest and shortest out of the four courses (six stages). Asia is the second easiest and is similar in length to the course from the original Hang-On at ten stages long. The Americas is the second to toughest course, containing 14 stages and Europe is the hardest course, being 18 stages long. When the player starts a race, they have their choice of four songs that will play during the race, a feature borrowed from Out Run.
The ZX Spectrum version was as accurate to the arcade as possible on that platform, and was rated number 27 in the Your Sinclair Official Top 100 Games of All Time.
Original Mode is only found in home versions and is much more in depth than the arcade mode. The player must face off against seven different opponents in races of increasing track difficulty and length. If the player wins the best out of nine races, they are promoted to face the next challenger. Lose the best out of nine, and they are demoted.
Gameplay in this mode is similar to the arcade mode with these differences: there are no time limits to worry about, taking too much damage or allowing any parts to wear out completely will force the player to retire from the race, the player is racing against a rival, and turbo is not available until an engine with turbo has been purchased. The main screen is a menu where the player has several options, much like the main screen in Rock n' Roll Racing. The player can buy new parts for his or her bike, hire a new mechanic, or start a race. This screen displays the player's current money as well as password for continuing his or her game.
In Original Mode, the bike can be upgraded by buying new parts for it, and they will be better maintained by paying for better mechanics. Upgradable parts include the frame (determines maneuverability), engine (acceleration and whether or not the turbo feature is available), brake (deceleration), muffler (aids in acceleration), oil (aids in acceleration), and tires (improves traction).
Unlike largely unsuccessful battery back-ups in games such as Excitebike, progress made during the Original Mode, including any upgrades made to the motorbike could be saved and used later on with the use of a twenty-eight digit alpha-numeric password (example: "1FF3F536F21424 FFIMFJ9G9DMFRR").